Over the past year, Blue has grown from a tiny puppy into a full-grown mascot. Mascot handler Evan Krauss, as well as Butler students, look back on what it’s been like to watch him grow up.
Evan Krauss, Blue’s handler, discusses how Blue will be seen on campus this semester and gives students recommendations for meeting Butler’s newest mascot.
Blaire Trusty, a senior art and design major, has created a bulldog piece each year of school. The art ranges from acrylic paint on a traditional canvas, statues and digital paintings.
We go beyond the box score of Butler’s 60-42 victory over the Blue Demons.
Butler Blue’s collar, used for the changing of the collar ceremony, is insured by student-run insurance group, Captive at a value of $9,200. The collar was created and donated in 2012 by Reis-Nichols Jewelers.
Blue started puppy training on Feb. 3 at Bark Tutor School for Dogs, where he will spend every day for three weeks under head trainer Bradley Phifer’s guidance. Blue III also completed his puppy training here.
Columnist Emma Beavins explains why Butler should follow Blue IV’s example.
Butler students react to the unveiling of the school’s new mascot, Butler Blue IV.
Since it was announced in October 2019 that Butler University’s beloved live mascot Butler Blue III, or “Trip,” would be finishing his term at the end of the school year, questions have lingered within the community about who his successor will be. After an extensive search process, Butler Blue IV has been chosen.